The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Children (儿童)

广西桂林爆炸案嫌疑人初步确定 (Guangxi bombing suspect caught)
China News Service, September 10, 2013

广西桂林爆炸事故疑访民自杀引爆 (Guangxi explosion might be the result of a petitioner’s suicide)
Voice of America, September 10, 2013

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

国家食药监管总局曝光7个保健食品违法广告 (National food and drug office exposes seven illegal advertisements for health food products)
China News Service, September 10, 2013

Corruption (腐败)

Trial for Chinese businesswoman accused of bribing ex-minister
Wall Street Journal, September 9, 2013

Freedom of Expression and Privacy (言论自由和隐私)

Yahoo reports 29,000 data requests
Agence France-Presse, September 7, 2013

See Yahoo! Report:
Transparency Report Overview
Yahoo! 2013

Health (健康)

Is pollution in China ratcheting up infertility?
Quartz, September 9, 2013

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

“同囚行动”展开营救王炳章新章 (Supporters plan protests in New York to draw attention to plight of jailed pro-democracy activist Wang Bingzhang)
Deutsche Welle, September 9, 2013

Information Control (信息控制)

关于“法律严惩网络诽谤” 高院高检的解释被指“亵渎”刑法 (Supreme Court’s Interpretation of laws applicable to “Internet defamation” criticized as "blasphaming" Criminal Law)
Radio France International, September 10, 2013

See the article:
两高对网络诽谤的司法解释开恶劣先例 (Legal interpretation of laws applicable to Internet slander sets bad precedent)
The Economic Observer, September 9, 2013

李方平:把“两高”关进笼子里 (Li Fangping: lock “two Supremes” into a cage)
Voice of America, September 10, 2013

In China, 500 retweets could mean three years in prison
The Verge, September 9, 2013

International Relations (国际关系)

China, Uzbekistan vow to deepen strategic partnership
Xinhua, September 10, 2013

China's WWII anger clouds view of Tokyo 2020 win
Agence France-Presse, September 9, 2013

Labor (劳工)

Where humiliation is normal: being LGBT in the Chinese workplace
China File, September 9, 2013

Land, Housing, Property (土地、财产、房屋)

暴力拆迁何时休? (When will violent forced evictions be stopped?)
Deutsche Welle, September 9, 2013

Population (人口)

国家卫计委:2012年我国流动人口数量达2.36亿人 (National family planning office: China’s migrant population reached 236 million in 2012)
Deutsche Welle, September 9, 2013

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

It's OK to protest in China, just don't march
National Public Radio, September 9, 2013

Re-education Through Labor (劳教)

Guangzhou to end controversial labor camps
China Daily, September 9, 2013